Brian M Nguyen, MD| Kidney Transplant Surgery, Transplant Surgery | MedStar Health

Brian M Nguyen, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.9 out of 5 (40 reviews)

Specialties: Kidney Transplant Surgery, Transplant Surgery

Languages: English

About me

Dr. Nguyen is a board-certified, fellowship-trained abdominal transplant and hepatopancreaticobiliary (HPB) surgeon. His areas of special expertise include kidney, pancreas, liver, and small bowel transplantation and HPB disease.

He holds certifications in laparoscopic and endoscopic surgery and use of the Da Vinci Xi Surgical System. Dr. Nguyen has been published in several peer-reviewed journals, including Transplantation Direct, Journal of American College of Surgeons, Journal of Critical Care, American Journal of Transplantation, and Gastroenterology and has presented at national conferences and symposia. 

Dr. Nguyen received his Doctor of Medicine from Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO and completed his residency at University of Southern California/LAC+USC General Surgery in Los Angeles, where he received the program’s Outstanding Resident Award. He completed his fellowship in abdominal transplant at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital.

He works closely with all of his patients to ensure they’re actively involved in decisions about their care. Dr. Nguyen also educates patients about their condition so they have the knowledge and understanding they need to continue to manage their condition throughout their lives.

When he’s not at work, Dr. Nguyen enjoys cooking, spending time outdoors, and going to the beach.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
  • Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) After Renal Transplant
  • Combined Transplant (KIDNEY-PANCREAS)
  • Cytomegaloviral Infection
  • Donor Nephrectomy
  • Kidney Transplant Malfunction
  • Kidney Transplant Rejection
  • Living Donor Kidney Transplant
  • Removal Of Transplanted Or Rejected Kidney
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
  • Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) After Renal Transplant
  • Cytomegaloviral Infection
  • Kidney Transplant Malfunction
  • Kidney Transplant Rejection
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Procedures I perform

  • Combined Transplant (KIDNEY-PANCREAS)
  • Donor Nephrectomy
  • Kidney Transplant
  • Kidney Transplant Evaluation
  • Living Donor Kidney Transplant
  • Removal Of Transplanted Or Rejected Kidney
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Practice locations

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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Suite 2
Washington, DC, 20007


Fax 202-444-6193

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111 Michigan Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC, 20010


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106 Irving Street Northwest
Washington, DC, 20010


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MedStar Health accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Health, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Advantage Signature and Select (aka Senior Advantage)
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • UnitedHealthcare and AARP Medicare Complete Plans/ UHC Group Medicare Advantage Plans HMO, POS, PPO
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Adv/Special Needs Plans
    • Kaiser Permanente Select
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Medicare Fee for Service
    • Kaiser Virginia Premier
    • Kaiser PermanenteSelect-Added Choice
    • Kaiser MD Medicaid MCO
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Plus (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Kaiser Permanente Flexible Choice POS
    • UHC Community Plan of MD
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • Tricare Prime
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • First Health PPO
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Open POS II
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • United Student Resources
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • Open HMO
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Network OA
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice


Board Certification: American Board of Surgery, Surgery

Fellowship Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2021)

Residency Program: University of Southern California Medical Center (2019)

Medical School: St. Louis University School of Medicine (2014)

Ratings and reviews

  • Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition

  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

  • Care provider's discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

  • Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

  • Sep 15, 2023

    Prompt and excellent care!

  • Aug 4, 2023

    Dr. Nguyen was very knowledgeable and attentive.

  • Jun 20, 2023

    Dr. Nguyen is very concerned about his patients. he takes time to talk to you and to explain information in detail. One of the best there.